By Emma Sanders

Brendan Rodgers has claimed Celtic skipper, Scott Brown would have made his Liverpool team that came close to winning the Premier League in 2014.

The former Liverpool boss helped guide the Reds to a second-place finish during the 2013-14 season, earning the Merseysiders one of the best season’s in recent times.

That Liverpool squad included club legend, Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson, who captained England’s national side in their recent victory against Slovenia.

However, Rodgers paid homage to his skipper, claiming his form has been so good that he would not stand out from a team competing for the Premier League title.

“Scott Brown, if I look at my Liverpool team that nearly won the title, would definitely have been in it. There is no doubt about that,” said Rodgers, as reported by the Express.

“That’s the level that the guy is at as a player and as a captain – you want him in your team and on your side.

“He’s someone I’ve been so impressed with since I first met him earlier on in the season. He’s really devoted himself to how I’ve wanted the team to operate on the field and off it.”

Brown has been in excellent form so far this season, helping his side reach the top of the Scottish Premiership with a seven point lead over Aberdeen.

The 31 year-old has already notched up eight league starts and has lined-up in each of Celtic’s Champions League clashes.

The veteran midfielder scored Celtic’s winning goal against Dundee at the start of the month and was crucial in both their Old Firm derby victories against Rangers this season.

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